Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari stated that the presence of Turkish and US troops’ in his country is a “blatant aggression”, speaking in Astana on Friday. Jaafari demanded an “immediate and unconditional withdrawal” of foreign troops from Syria and confirmed that “Syria will attend the Syrian National Dialogue Conference to be held in Sochi.” Head of the Syrian opposition interim... Еще government Ahmed Toma, acknowledged the receipt of the invitation to participate in the Sochi meeting. However, Toma stated he “wouldn’t like to make a hasty decision” but instead to hold consultations with the different parties of the opposition before making a decision on participation. Kazakhstan's capital of Astana is hosting the eighth round of Syria peace talks, aimed at ending the nearly seven-year-long conflict in the country. The two-day International Meeting on Syria began on December 21.